They say that a dog is for life and not just for Christmas. And while that statement is very true, there are plenty of things that are for dog lovers that will be great to get them for Christmas.
There are so many funky and unique gifts out there that any dog-parent or dog lover is going to enjoy when they find it under the tree. So if you have a friend or family member on your list of people to buy for, then you don’t have to look any further for some ideas and inspiration.
Dog DNA Test
There are DNA tests for us humans where you can find out your heritage and where in the world that you come from. But now you can do the same for your pet. You can get a DNA test for them to check what their breed mix is and where in the world their kind originally comes from. For some owners this won’t be that useful as they may already know. But for those with an adopted dog, it could really be interesting to find out.
Dog Walk Accessories
As any dog owner will know, come rain or shine, you have to be out there every day with your dog on walks. So a good idea for a gift could be some dog walking accessories to make it a little easier. It could be something as simple as a new pair of wellie boots, or perhaps something like dog walking bags, hats, gloves, or new umbrella. A pack-a-mac type of coat could be a fun stocking filler too as it can be handy to grab when there are rain showers.
Having a dog in the home can be so wonderful. But it can also lead to a little bit of mess and dog hair all over the place. Instead of having to get the big vacuum cleaner out each time, a small handheld vacuum can be a good idea. They tend to come cordless, but make sure that it has that capacity so that it can be used all over the house.
Giving a gift that is really personal to the pet owner shows how much you have thought about them and thought about what to give to them. So if you are able, how about getting a print or photograph of them and their dog printed out and framed? You may have some of your own that you can use, or how about sneaking a few off their Facebook page or other social media pages? It can be a wonderful keepsake later down the line too, when the dog is no longer around.
As much as dog owners love their dog, they are unlikely to love the smell of wet dog in their home. So especially for this time of year when more rain is likely, it can be a gift that keeps on giving! Yankee Candle is a brand that is pretty popular, but there are more natural options too. Look for candles made from soy or beeswax.